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US Independence Day Flypast (well, sort of)

Old 5th Jul 2020, 14:11
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US Independence Day Flypast (well, sort of)

The US Secretary of Defense (sic) tweeted this picture yesterday to mark independence day...


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Old 5th Jul 2020, 14:35
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What an excellent way for them to recognise the contribution of the British to their national holiday.

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True. If not for the Brits, what would the Yorktown victory have meant? Cheers!
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Salute to America - Mount Rushmore - July 3.


Boston - July 4 - including B-2 + 4 x F-22A & B-1B + 4 x F-35A - nice !


Salute to America - The White House - July 4.

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A Buff flyover - tight formation of eight engines.
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Originally Posted by RAFEngO74to09 View Post
Salute to America - Mount Rushmore - July 3.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlSUfcc7drU&t=77s

Boston - July 4 - including B-2 + 4 x F-22A & B-1B + 4 x F-35A - nice !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSBPWrAvVWI

Salute to America - The White House - July 4.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zkw8-bNUTy4&t=81m34s
Very nice, I'm sure - but not quite the same as the tribute to the erstwhile colonial power in the original picture.
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Originally Posted by Bob Viking View Post
What an excellent way for them to recognise the contribution of the British to their national holiday.

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Itís quite neat that the Statue of Liberty also recognises the French contribution, which was supporting the separatists (with cash and kit, especially gunpowder from the French West Indies) because they feared how economically powerful the colonies might make the UK. That didnít work out so well for France The debt it got itself into by funding the separatists, and the inspiration their success gave to those fed up with the monarchy, did a great deal to trigger the French Revolution not so long afterwards. This led to much time wasted separating heads from shoulders domestically, while the Brits continued to amass wealth unfettered until rich enough to do things like send big fleets of warships and hire Prussian armies to defeat the French

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I was on exchange with the USAF at Langley AFB in 89/91 and took my boat to Yorktown/Williamsburg one 4 July flying the White Ensign - which I was not entitled to fly - but it got some good banter with the locals.

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The most spectacular 4th of July flyover took place over the South China Sea ? Alert 5

The most spectacular 4th of July flyover took place over the South China Sea



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E2 photobombing
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Nice.
I hope that message was received loud and clear in Beijing.
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Keeping well away from the Buff's wing vortices.
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What is the age of the "youngest" of the aircraft designs?
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George III:

'We didn't wish harm on the Americans
Just to punish them with a few bloody noses
Then to make laws for the happiness of both communities
But lack of discipline got into the army
Lack of skill and energy in the navy
And lack of unity at home
We lost America.'

No mention of the RAF
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What is the age of the "youngest" of the aircraft designs?
If you use first flight of type as a metric, 25 years old, or there abouts, for the F/A-18E/F...

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